deer season

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering a two-day reduction in the state's fall deer hunting season in an attempt to increase herd size.

The state agency proposes a nine-day fall firearms season each November starting in 2016. The current fall season lasts 11 days.

Deer season a boost for business in Kirksville

Nov 27, 2012
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Northeast Missouri is popular this time of year for its deer hunting, but many local businesses worried the drought would have a negative effect on the deer population this year.


Missouri's Department of Conservation says hunters took nearly 205,000 deer during November's 11-day firearms season. That's the highest number in four years and 7.7 percent higher than last year.